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Sky News says cameraman Mick Deane shot dead in Egypt violence

British broadcaster Sky News said one of its cameramen was shot dead Wednesday while covering the violence in Egypt.

Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Nasr City district, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps by supporters of the country's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

LONDON (AP) -- British broadcaster Sky News said one of its cameramen was shot dead Wednesday while covering the violence in Egypt.

Sky said Mick Deane was part of its team of journalists covering the violent breakup of protest camps in the capital, Cairo. It said the rest of the crew is unhurt.

Sky's website said Deane had worked for the broadcaster for 15 years and had been based in Washington and Jerusalem. He was 61 and married with two sons.

Sky news chief John Ryley said Deane was "the very best of cameramen, a brilliant journalist and an inspiring mentor to many at Sky."

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "saddened to hear of the death" and said his thoughts were with Deane's family and colleagues.

Dozens of people have been killed across Egypt Wednesday in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.


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